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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

How old is he?

My son is 17 and gently tolerated the Dead till he recently seems to have hit a more turbulent phase of adolescence and lately I've got only eye rolling.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 29, 2010 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

>How old is he?


He's 14 now, so I can see the eye-rolling phase coming ... gaaak! I'm trying to get a fix on his musical tastes. It's interesting and odd. He can't bear mid-60s psychedelic music, which I adore, because he thinks it's "depressing." The Byrds are depressing?!? Sigh. So no Yardbirds, Airplane, etc. And primal Dead is way too "weird."

He trends toward music that's upbeat -- he's big on Irish music -- and fortunately seems to think the Dead sound cheerful, so he'll ask me to play them sometimes. He absolutely hates Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, etc. (Not cheerful, I guess.)

Yet at the moment he's into, get this, Somali music. So: primal Dead, no; drums and haunting chants in Arabic, though, are cool. And no, I didn't even play Mickey Hart to him in the womb.

Go figure.


This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-06-29 21:53:09

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 29, 2010 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

I think at fourteen he isn't adolescent-angsty enough to appreciate the mid-sixties stuff, I can see what he means about "depressing." I don't find it depressing but I kinda see how a fourteen year old does. My son at fourteen was all Beatles all the time.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 29, 2010 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Yes, in the classic question, "Beatles or Stones?," he's definitely a Beatles guy at this point!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 30, 2010 5:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Yeah, Stones is a year or two after Beatles, just wait.

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Jun 30, 2010 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Feed him Ya- Ya's and watch him go.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jun 29, 2010 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

My about to be 17 year old daughter spent about 10 hours at Bamboozle at Nassau last Saturday. She likes the Grateful Dead but not sure she has classified them. She is fascinated that one song can be 30 or 40 minutes long.

My 7 & 10 year olds like the GD but think I play them too much, and my 14 year old likes to make fun of me and convince me that the current Pop music she listens too is real music.

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Poster: jacofny Date: Jun 29, 2010 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Help! 2 Boys 16/19 My kids like rap. It drive me nuts. Some of it makes me into a crazy man. Ten minutes is all I can take or I leave the room.
They like all sorts of music. rock,jazz,and classical.When they go to concerts they always put their money on rock.My 16 year old is a great first class drummer. (like his Dad) I have always tried to show them what musicianship is all about. Always regret not taking them to an outdoors GD show.But it was too late.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 29, 2010 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Your reaction to rap is totally understandable. I try to look at it from a generational point of view - my parents thought that the Stones were the Devil incarnate. And, I try to think of rap not as music, but street poetry. You are lucky in that they also show some wider interest in other types of music as well.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

My 9 year old daughter really likes some of it, but complains we listen to too much and likes to make fun of certain songs to see if she can annoy me and simultaneously earn her mom's approval. They mock me with "roll away the dew" and "fire, fire on the mountain" repeated multiple times in varying tones of voice. Both ladies prefer Wilco, Lucinda Williams, and Richard Thompson (again, music we probably listen to too much of as well). My daughter plays flute and is on a major Beatles kick these days - which I did not encourage but do point her to stuff. Then again, they make me listen to a LOT of ABBA and showtunes.

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2010-06-29 18:37:09

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

That is cruel and unusual punishment .

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

We have the Mamma Mia! soundtrack for long car trips, and I try to view the suffering it causes me as some kind of penance for past wrongdoings.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Yea, the problem is not so much the tunes, but Pierce Brosnan may be many things, but a singer he is not.

My daughter is only now beginning to realize that Meryl Streep is better known for other roles. She begged me to let her see the Julia Child film just because Streep was in it (and I thought she might be a bit young for Sophie's Choice).

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 29, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

" .. the problem is not so much the tunes ... "

Bd , you may have a serious problem here . Repeat that phrase a few times . Don' t you see how its affecting you ? It's not right . It's sad.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 29, 2010 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

There is just SERIOUSLY nothing you could have done to deserve that.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 29, 2010 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

>they make me listen to a LOT of ABBA

Holy cow, I don't think I could even allow that. You must be a very tolerant papa.